Tibet earthquake: 6.4 magnitude quake strikes Himalayan region

Himalayn region is one of the most seismically hazardous areas on Earth

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The Independent Online

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck the Himalayan region of Tibet.

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of 32km (20 miles), about 300km (186 miles) northwest of the city of Qamdo.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The Himalayn region is one of the most seismically hazardous areas on Earth. Quakes typically result from the collision of the India and Eurasia continental places.

In 1950, an 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck Assam and Tibet, killing between 1,500 and 3,300 people in the sixth largest earthquake of the 20th century.

Earlier on Monday morning, a 6.9 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

There was no immediate information on casualties or damage and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not release a warning. 

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